20 Insanely Great David Bowie Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

A deep dive into the Thin White Duke's catalog, beyond "Space Oddity" and "Heroes"

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13. "Width of a Circle"

The Man Who Sold the World kicks off with this stellar track about Bowie's spiritual explorations, specifically his brief alliance with Buddhism in 1967. Bowie was still considered a one-hit wonder with "Space Oddity" when the album came out and it generated little interest, but Bowie stuck with the song and on the Ziggy Stardust tour it regularly stretched to 16 minutes. It provided Bowie with the time to change his costume, while Mick Ronson got to rip into his longest guitar solo of the night.

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